Our community champions
We are indebted to our community supporters for the help they have given us over the years.
You can read more of the latest news from some of our community champions here.
Posted on 18 March 2011
On Sunday 10th April twenty four people will be leaping from the dizzying height of 12,000ft to commemorate the life of Nicola Parker (nee. Hickman) and raise money for Pilgrims Hospices. Nicola lost her battle with Leukaemia in August 2009 aged 37. Her mother, Jean Dyett, has organised the skydiving event to support the charity [...]
Posted on 14 March 2011
Pilgrims Hospice in Ashford held its first Coffee Morning and Bazaar on Saturday. All the usual stalls were present i.e. cake stall, tombola, raffle and knitted goods plus several independent stall holders. Lots of people browsed amongst the stalls and enjoyed homemade cakes, soup and crusty bread and raised over £1000. A huge thanks must go [...]
Posted on 4 March 2011
On 5th February Charlotte Richards, 16, courageously had her head shaved to raise money for Pilgrims Hospices. She raised an incredible £2,176.13 and sponsorship is still coming in. Charlotte, accompanied by her mum Cheryl and 13-year-old brother Jamie, came into Canterbury Hospice to present her donation. Charlotte became a local celebrity when she told her story [...]
Posted on 18 February 2011
Whitstable-based insurance company Chaucer presented Regional Fundraising Manager, Deborah Kellond, with a cheque for the handsome amount of £4,600. Chaucer staff chose Pilgrims Hospices as their charity of the year for 2010 after losing several colleagues in the Thanet Hospice. Their fundraising efforts during the year included participating in the Herne Bay Moonlight Walk, quiz [...]
Posted on 8 February 2011
Angela Saunders of Kent Contact & Assessment Service came to Pilgrims Hospice Ashford on 31st January, to present a cheque for £283 raised through cake bakes, raffles and dress down days. Angela, from Ashford-based KCAS said “Pilgrims Hospices touches the lives of a great number of people in east Kent and we are very pleased to [...]
Posted on 4 February 2011
Stan Truelove from South Street in Canterbury raised £2,010 from his annual Christmas Lights display.
Posted on 26 January 2011
Article written by Antony Masters, PR and Marketing Executive South East Region, The Chaucer Hospital. BMI The Chaucer Hospital in Canterbury, in Nackington Road, banished the winter blues by holding a ‘Go Yellow’ day in support of Pilgrims Hospices, raising £500 for the charity. Throughout Monday 24th January 2011, staff and consultants were encouraged to wear yellow for [...]
Posted on 26 January 2011
Mary Watson, a nurse at The Brabourne Care Centre in Ashford, completed The Great South Run in October raising money for Pilgrims Hospices.
Posted on 24 January 2011
Steven James Hairdressing Salons in Canterbury and Faversham raised an astounding £5,310 for Pilgrims Hospices.